The first Create the Trophy competition was held in 2012. We gave young people with interests in science, engineering, design, art and architecture the opportunity to design the trophy for the 2013 QEPrize winners.

Using the latest programming and design technology we built a unique digital application to design, build and create the trophy for the QEPrize. The top entries were 3D-printed into prototypes to allow the judges to view the creations with their designers before selecting the winner. The winning design was then 3D printed into a finished trophy.

Jennifer Leggett wins QEP Trophy Prize 10

The Create the Trophy event was held at the Science Museum on Wednesday 5 December 2012. The winner of the competition was 17-year-old Jennifer Leggett from Tonbridge, with her beautifully designed tree-like structure.

Jennifer’s design was selected by our distinguished panel of judges: Dame Zaha Hadid (architect), Sir Nicholas Serota (Director of the Tate art galleries), Ian Blatchford (Director of the Science Museum), Deyan Sudjic (Director of the Design Museum) and Yewande Akinola (2012 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year).

The final trophy was presented by The Queen to the winners of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering at Buckingham Palace in June 2013.

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2013 trophy designed by 
Jennifer Leggett